President’s List to Honor Superior Academic Performance

BETHANY, W.Va. - Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of Bethany College, has announced the creation of the President’s List to recognize students for superior academic performance. At the end of each semester, students who have achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average while completing a minimum of 12 graded credit hours will be designated as members of the President’s List.

“This is a significant accomplishment which requires an exceptional seriousness of purpose and a passionate desire to achieve at the highest academic level,” Dr. Miller said. “That casts a very positive reflection on the parents of the students as well as the professors and the College. I am pleased to provide this special designation for this select group of distinguished students.”

The following 30 students achieved a 4.0 grade point average during the Spring Semester of the 2007-08 academic year and have been named to the inaugural President’s List.

  • Jennifer Fleahman is an Interdisciplinary Studies major from Wheeling, W.Va. She is the daughter of Joan and Jeff Fleahman.
  • Kelly Sofka is an Economics major from Wheeling, W.Va. She is the daughter of Michael and Judy Sofka.
  • Stefanie Taylor is an Education major from Wheeling, W.Va. She is the daughter of Judith Taylor and the late Lloyd Taylor.
  • Ashley Berardi is a Biology major from Follansbee, W.Va. She is the daughter of Fred and Regina Berardi.
  • Todd Ferguson is a Spanish major from Wellsburg, W.Va. He is the son of Richard and Pamela Ferguson.
  • Logan Kowcheck is an Accounting major from Wellsburg, W.Va. He is the son of Joe and Michele Kowcheck.
  • Lena Lengyel is a History major from Weirton, W.Va. She is the daughter of George Lengyel.
  • Lindsay Sobotka is a Biochemistry major from Weirton, W.Va. She is the daughter of Jerry and Nancy Sobotka.
  • Erica Pietranton is a Political Science major from New Cumberland, W.Va. She is the daughter of Eric and Mary Lou Pietranton.
  • Meredith Coyne is a Communication major from Bridgeport, Ohio. She is the daughter of David and Cindy Coyne.
  • Angela Tipton is a Biology major from Bellaire, Ohio. She is the daughter of Rhonda Prisenent and Roger L. Tipton.
  • Kevin Kaaumo is a Computer Science major from St. Clairsville, Ohio. He is the son of Michael and Ramona Kaaumo.
  • Terri Deel is a Psychology major from St. Clairsville, Ohio. She is the daughter of Scott and Sandy Deel.
  • Audrey Wickens of Belmont, Ohio has not declared a major. She is the daughter of Lee and Cathy Wickens.
  • Lisa Mitchell is an Education major from Burgettstown, Pa. She is the daughter of Sam and Patty Mitchell.
  • Tiffany Furbee is a Chemistry major from Washington, Pa. She is the daughter of Eric and Deborah Furbee.
  • Randal Stuckwish of McDonald, Pa. carries a double major in Mathematics and Economics. He is the son of Ricky and Gwendolyn Stuckwish.
  • Veronica Jae is a French major from West Mifflin, Pa. She is the daughter of Chris and Chuck Jae.
  • Christopher Watson is an Interdisciplinary Studies major from Parkersburg, W.Va. He is the son of Mark and Beverly Watson.
  • Jena Hatmaker is a Psychology major from Parkersburg, W.Va. She is the daughter of Alan and Monica Hatmaker.
  • Jennifer Manor of Hedgesville, W.Va. carries a double major in Mathematics and Economics. She is the daughter of Jeffrey and Shannon Manor.
  • April O’Brien of Columbus, Ohio carries a double major in Spanish and Communications. She is the daughter of Patrick and Lea Ann O’Brien.
  • Renee Jones of Columbus, Ohio carries a double major in Psychology and Social Work. She is the daughter of Fred and Laura Jones.
  • Jack Wheeler of Hilliard, Ohio carries a double major in Psychology and Social Work. He is the son of Jeff and Barbara Wheeler.
  • Alan Dicken is a Religious Studies major from Loveland, Ohio. He is the son of Douglas and Sara Dicken.
  • Jessica DeWitt is a History major from Sigel, Pa. She is the daughter of Peter and Pamela DeWitt.
  • Frank Gomez is a Biology major from Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J. He is the son of Frank and Sharon Gomez.
  • Melody Brouthers is a Biology major from Cary, N.C. She is the daughter of Scott and Nancy Brouthers.
  • Janina Munch is a Social Work major from Vreden, Germany. She is the daughter of Roland Munch.
  • Susanne Kattermann is a German exchange student from Kirchardt, Germany. She is the daughter of Johannes and Anne Kattermann.

The President’s List was created to complement the College’s traditional Dean’s List. At the end of each semester, students who complete at least 12 graded credits with a grade point average of 3.65 or better are designated as members of the Dean’s List. The President’s List accords special recognition to members of the Dean’s List who achieve a 4.0 grade point average.

Bethany is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the oldest college in the state.